Jason Robinson's son set to swap nations in stunning switch - Ruck

Jason Robinson’s son set to swap nations in stunning switch

Reports suggest Jason Robinson’s son Joseph is keen to represent Jamaica in the future.

The 20-year-old winger, who impressed during a stint with the Wigan Warriors Academy, is keen to win international honours with the Islanders.

His Dad Jason, 46, the former Wigan favourite who helped England win the Rugby Union World Cup in 2003, unveiled British sportswear manufacturer PlayerLayer as the team’s official kit supplier in his role as Jamaica’s operations director in the run-up to this autumn’s Rugby League World Cup in England.

The company’s fabrics are made from coffee and bamboo and Jamaican artists have used the island’s culture to produce unique, eye-catching designs.

“I tell you what, we’re not going to be missed, that’s for sure,” Robinson said. “If there’s one team that’s going to stand out in the World Cup, it’s going to be us with the kit that we’ve got.

“There’s jokes around Cool Runnings but I’ve played in three World Cup finals and I know the demands,” Robinson said. “We want to be as competitive as possible.

“We’ve got a real mixture of guys, playing at all different levels. There will be some guys coming over from Jamaica and it’s going to be great for seasoned campaigners like Michael Lawrence and Ashton Golding, while we’ve Dom Young over in the NRL.

“The key is to prepare well and, come the World Cup, give a good account of ourselves.

“Everybody knows Usain Bolt but not many people know about Jamaica Rugby League.”

Below, we look at five other rugby legends sons who are making waves, but currently want to represent different countries to their legendary Fathers.

This list includes Dhyreille Jonah Lomu, who dreams of playing in the Six Nations

#1. Lucas Brooke

  • Age: 19
  • Club: London Irish
  • Position: back-row
  • Dad: Zinzan Brooke (New Zealand)

Brooke, who can play across the back-row or at hooker, grew up in England so is fully qualified to wear the red rose. The powerhouse has represented Berkshire at county level and regularly played for his school, Wellington College. Brooke has also played on the international stage with England U20.

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